Covid-19 Pandemic Timeline: Part 4

May – June

  • May 1 – the FDA issues emergency approval for the hepatitis and Ebola treatment, Remdesivir to be used as COVID-19 treatment. The medicine has been shown to help the conditions of seriously ill patients. In another development, The World Health Organization says the coronavirus pandemic remains a global health emergency. According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been over 3.26 million cases, some 233,000 deaths, and more than one million recoveries worldwide.
  • May 2 – The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has confirmed that Africa has recorded nearly 40,000 cases, nearly 1,700 deaths, and more than 13,000 recoveries. The coronavirus has occurred in 53 African countries. Russia has reported 9,623 cases, bringing the total to 124,054. Russia has reported 57 deaths, bringing the death toll to 1,222. The Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin has also announced that 2 percent of Moscow’s population (roughly 250,000 people) had tested positive for the coronavirus. The United Kingdom has reported 621 deaths, bringing the total death toll to 28,131. England has reported 370 deaths (25 of whom had no underlying health conditions) in hospitals, bringing the death toll to 20,853. The United States has reported a total 65,645 deaths based on figures from Johns Hopkins University. The US also reported 34,000 cases, bringing the total number to more than 1.1 million. More than 164,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus and 6.5 million tests have been conducted.
  • May 3 – In Ohio, there are 19,914 total cases with 1,038 deaths. In Michigan, the total number of cases of coronavirus in the state increases to 43,754 with a death toll of 4,049. This represents the smallest increase in deaths (29) since April 26. Turkey has reported 61 deaths, bringing the death toll to 3,397. Turkey has reported 1,670 new cases, bringing the total to 120,045. A total of 63,151 have recovered. In the United States, Virginia has reported its first death due to the virus, bringing the total deaths in the United States to 65,646. Vietnam has reported its first new case in nine days, bringing the total to 271. More than 30,500 people have been quarantined and 261,000 have been tested.
  • May 4 – More than $8 billion is pledged to help develop a coronavirus vaccine and fund research and diagnosis. More than 30 countries, as well as the UN and philanthropic organizations contribute at the EU-hosted online summit. Israel has reported 38 new cases, bringing the total number to 16,246. Three people have died, bringing the death toll to 233. A total of 10,064 people have recovered and 6,436 people have been tested.
  • May 5 – Brazil has reported 6,935 new cases, bringing the total to 114,715. Health authorities have also reported 600 new deaths, bringing the total to 7,921. China has reported one new case and 15 asymptomatic cases. Madagascar has reported a total of 149 cases and no deaths.
Madagascar
  • May 6 – The International Council of Nurses has reported that 90,000 nurses have been affected, with 260 killed.
  • May 7 – the number of international tourists could fall by almost 80% in 2020, the UN agency, the World Tourism Organization, forecasts, putting millions of jobs at risk. In the United States, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence test negative for coronavirus, and US unemployment claims reach more than 33 million in seven consecutive weeks. The number of COVID-19 cases in Russia overtakes France and Germany. Latvia has reported a total of 909 cases and 18 deaths.
  • May 9 – Canada has reported 157 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 4,628. Canada has reported 1,381 cases, bringing the total to 66,780. Qatar has reported 1,130 cases, bringing the total to 21,331. Qatar has reported one death, bringing the death toll to 13. The United States has reported a total of 1,342,329 cases, 79,906 deaths, and 232,821 recoveries. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that three more children have died of an infectious disease linked to COVID-19.
  • May 10 – British PM Johnson announces a partial easing of the lockdown in England, allowing people to spend more time outdoors within days and outlining plans to send children back to school in June – if the reproduction rate of the virus remains below 1. The United Kingdom has reported 269 deaths, bringing the national death toll to 31,855. In the United States, at least 25,600 residents and workers have died at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for the elderly. The coronavirus has affected 143,000 people at about 7,500 facilities. A total of about 4 million cases, almost 1.4 million recoveries, and over 279,000 deaths have been reported globally.
  • May 11 – the COVID-19 lockdown in Russia is to be gradually eased, announces Russia’s President, Vladamir Putin. Numbers of new cases are still rising in the country. On the same day, the WHO cautions that “extreme vigilance” is needed in exiting lockdowns in order to avoid a second wave of infections. Ukraine has reported 416 new cases and 17 new deaths, bringing the total numbers to 15,648 and 408 respectively; a total of 3,288 patients have recovered.
  • May 12 – Following an increase in infections after restrictions are eased, people in Lebanon are told to stay at home for four days as part of a “total” lockdown. China announces plans to test all 11 million residents of Wuhan for the coronavirus after a handful of new cases emerge.
  • May 13 – the UK economy contracted by 5.8% in March and is braced for a major recession, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak warns. In Germany, plans were announced to relax border controls.
  • May 15 – the official global coronavirus death toll passes 300,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. There are now more than 4.4 million confirmed cases worldwide.
  • May 21 – UN Secretary General António Guterres launches a new UN initiative dubbed Verified to fight COVID-19 misinformation.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
  • May 26 – The George Floyd protests begin in Minneapolis. Largely via social media they later spread throughout the country and around the world. Health experts and public officials have expressed concerns that these mass gatherings may cause an exacerbated spread of the virus since May 31st or earlier.
  • May 27 – The United States has reported 100,000 deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with 29,000 recorded in New York state.

As of May 31, Our World in Data reported that for the U.S. there were 103,781 total deaths, 1.77 million confirmed cases, and about 14 million tests conducted.

  • June 1 – Malaysia has reported 38 new cases, bringing the total to 7,857. There are 1,338 active cases, with eight in intensive care and two on ventilator support. 51 patients have been discharged, bringing the number of recovered to 6,404. The death toll remains at 115.
  • June 2 – New Zealand has reported no new cases, recoveries, and deaths; which remain at 1,504 (1,154 confirmed and 350 probable), 1,481, and 22 respectively. There remains one active case. Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield confirmed that 654 tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of tests to 282,263.
  • June 3 – Singapore has reported 569 new cases, bringing the total to 36,405.
  • June 4 – Ukraine has reported record 588 new cases as well as 12 new deaths, bringing the total numbers to 25,411 and 747 respectively; a total of 11,042 patients have recovered.
  • June 5 – The Pentagon reports biggest increase in the Department of Defense since mid- April on COVID-19 cases bringing the number up to 10,462. The DoD includes military members, their dependents, contractors, and civilians. The United States Navy remains as the most affected Branch as of June 5.
  • June 11 – Brazil has reported a total of 772,416 cases and at least 40,726 deaths. The United States has reported a total of 2,000,464 cases and 112,908 deaths.
  • June 14 – China has reported 57 new cases including 36 in Beijing.
  • June 16 – China has reported 40 new cases, including 27 in Beijing. The capital has reported a total of 106 cases.
  • June 17 – Singapore has reported 247 new cases, bringing the total to 41,216. Canada tops 100.000 cases
  • June 18 – Ukraine sets a new record for daily cases at 829 and reports 23 new deaths. The totals are now 34,063 cases and 966 lethal outcomes. Additionally, 15,447 patients have recovered overall.
  • June 19 – Brazil reaches 1 million cases worldwide.
  • June 20 – Malaysia has reported 21 new cases, bringing the total to 8,556. There are 289 active cases with three cases in intensive care. 76 have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,146. The death toll remains at 121.
  • June 21 – The US state of Florida has reported 3,494 new cases, bringing the total in the state to 97. The state’s death toll has reached 3,161.
  • June 23 – Tennis player Novak Djokovic and his wife tested positive.
  • June 24 – Sacramento Kings players Buddy HieldAlex Len, and Jabari Parker tested positive for the virus.
  • June 25 – Israel has reported 668 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 6,000 with 47 in serious condition and 29 on ventilators. A total of 186 have been hospitalized and 16,007 have recovered. Miami Heat player Derrick Jones Jr. tests positive for the virus.
Miami Heat – Derrick Jones, Jr.
  • June 26 – Indonesia has reported 1,240 new cases and 63 new deaths. The totals are now 51,427 cases and 2,683 deaths. Mexico has reported 5,441 new cases and 719 new deaths, bringing the totals to 208,392 cases and 25,779 deaths.
  • June 27 – Canada reported 274 new cases, bringing a total of 103,032 cases. The U.S. set a record number of cases with 44,732 cases.
  • June 28 – Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that the global numbers of cases and deaths have passed 10 million and 500,000 respectively. Kuwait recorded 551 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total to 44,942. 908 people recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 35,494. A further 4 deaths were reported. The United Kingdom recorded 901 new cases and 36 deaths, bringing the totals to 311,151 and 43,550 respectively. There were no new fatalities in Scotland for the third consecutive day. The United States of America recorded 44,458 cases and 650 new deaths, bringing the country’s totals to 2,452,048 and 124,811 respectively.
  • June 30 – Worldwide cases are growing at the rate of about 1 to 2 per cent per day. Between 100,000 and 200,000 new cases are being detected every day. This number is higher than the number of recoveries every day, in the range of 80,000 to 130,000.

As of June 30, Our World in Data reported that for the U.S. there were 126,140 total deaths, 2.59 million confirmed cases, and about 30 million tests completed.

Timeline information taken from this website and also here.

Published by Catherine Brown

Born in Texas and raised in Alabama. Love learning about history and all the lessons that it can teach us...

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